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The Flying Scotsman Reviews

November 16, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
August 22, 2007
It's an underdog story with teeth.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 4, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2007
There's much to admire here, even if you're not into cycling. Douglas Mackinnon's made a fine fist of a great little underdog story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/6
May 14, 2007
Never quite manages to whip its disparate story elements into an emotionally moving whole.
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May 5, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/6
May 5, 2007
It's a story that practically begs to be made into a film, albeit preferably one less pat than The Flying Scotsman.
Read More | Original Score: C
May 4, 2007
A classic tale of the heroic little guy that goes beyond the sport of cycling, told with elegant restraint in this sensitive and beautifully rendered film.
May 4, 2007
For all its dramatic manipulation, The Flying Scotsman succeeds, in a modest way, because it's true.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 4, 2007
[The] cinematography provides a unique perspective on a racing cyclist's view as Obree goes round and round, monotonously, on a slanted track. But an equally compelling look from the inside of Obree's illness offers the film's most stunning moment.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 4, 2007
The filmmaking is unremarkable, but the obsessiveness of the lead character is infectious enough to make this drama passable entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 4, 2007
Tells a tale both fast and moving. And when Miller as Obree takes his whirls around the track, it gets your heart pumping and your blood up.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 4, 2007
Even for audiences who normally would not be interested in cycling, The Flying Scotsman is a good choice, because this film is about so much more. Miller has given us an appealing, if unusual, protagonist who leads us to cheer him on in life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 4, 2007
Slow-moving 2006 biopic about Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree.
May 4, 2007
If you ride for pleasure or for sport -- or just to get from one place to another -- Scotsman is worth seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 4, 2007
The movie's treatment of Mr. Obree's mental illness is so perfunctory that it might have been better not to address the subject at all.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 2, 2007
Scotsman not only lacks vision, a true sense of how to mesh Obree's sporting triumphs and personal setbacks, but it also lacks passion. What it needs, as strange and tacky as it may sound, is a bit more madness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 28, 2006
Has a terminal case of the cutes crossed with the labored earnestness of a disease-of-the-week melodrama.